An absolutely essential book for every modern football fan, about the development of Premier League tactics, published to coincide with 25 years of the competition. Back in 1992, English football was stuck in the dark ages, emerging from a five-year ban from European competition. The game was physical, bruising and attritional, based on strength over speed, aggression over finesse. It was the era of the midfield general, reducers, big men up front and getting it in the mixer; 4-4-2 was the order of the day. Few teams experimented tactically. And then, almost overnight, it all changed. The creation of the Premier League coincided with one of the most seismic rule changes in football history: the abolition of the back-pass. Suddenly defenders had no get-out-of-jail-free card, goalkeepers had to be able to field and play the ball and the pace of the game quickened immeasurably. Tactics evolved dramatically, helped by an increased foreign influence. The Mixer is the first book to delve deep into the tactical story of the Premier League and take a long view of how the game has developed over the last quarter century. From Ferguson's directness to Keegan's relentlessly attacking Newcastle outfit to Mourinho's cagey, reactive Chelsea, all the way to Ranieri's counterattacking champions, The Mixer is one of the most entertaining, rich and knowledgeable football books ever written. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Mace. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/002909/bk_hcuk_002909_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Short tales about deadly books, by top mystery authors. When a bibliophile is murdered, it takes a bookseller to solve the crime. Good Advice, New Mexico, is a sunny town with a gloomy bookshop. The store's eerie corridors are the province of Avery Sharecross, an ex-cop who has made the transition from chasing killers to tracking rare books. One afternoon, the local sheriff interrupts his book club meeting, and Sharecross's old career collides with his new one. The area's premier book collector has been found bludgeoned to death on the floor of his family library. A fifth-generation resident of Good Advice, Lloyd Fister devoted his life to books, accumulating a collection of local history that date backs to the 16th century. In his library, a single volume is missing: a Spanish book with a sinister past. Is the missing volume a clue, a motive, or a murder weapon? It will take a collector’s eye to decide. 1. Language: English. Narrator: L.J. Ganser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013347/bk_adbl_013347_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Le premier livre de l'acteur de télévision Renato Rizzuti est un hommage aux anciens livres pour enfants du siècle dernier. Chaque histoire est illustrée de dessins en couleur de l'artiste Eleonora Bekbulatova. Television actor Renato Rizzuti's first children's book is a throwback to early 20th century juvenile fiction, when the world knew rhymes from books not rap, from Dr. Seuss not Dr. Dre. The stories, told in verse, switch from teaching kids about why zebras have stripes to accepting racial equality amongst peers. Each tale's length is concise enough for a young one's short attention span. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kay Webster. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061592/bk_acx0_061592_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This entertaining history blends anecdote, incident, and analysis as it chronicles the story of our national pastime. Alexander covers the advent of the first professional baseball leagues, the game’s surge in the early 20th century, the Golden 20s and the Gray 30s, the breaking of the color line in the late 40s, and the game’s expansion to its current status as a premier team sport. He describes changing playing styles and outstanding teams and personalities but also demonstrates the many connections between baseball - as game, sport, and business - and the evolution of tastes, values, and institutions in the United States. About the author: Charles C. Alexander, formerly a distinguished professor of history at Ohio University, is the author of a number of books, including the celebrated biographies Ty Cobb and John McGraw. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grover Gardner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/004979/bk_blak_004979_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When it comes to planning weddings, she takes the cake. When it comes to solving murders, she always closes the case. Four audio books of wedding cozy mysteries that are dressed to kill.Annabelle Archer is D.C.’s premier wedding planner for happy couples and marital bliss...until a string of murders puts a bloody blemish on her otherwise spotless record. In all her years in the marriage business, she’s never confronted a wedding day disaster as daunting as her guest list’s climbing death rate. Armed with nothing but her impeccable taste and an eye for detail, she’s determined to take down any killer who dares to ruin her client’s big day. From socialite circles to catering kitchens, to drag queen competitions, there’s no place Annabelle won’t go to bring the culprits to justice. With danger lurking behind every picture-perfect gazebo, Annabelle must catch the culprits or the next ceremony she’ll attend will be her own funeral.Annabelle Archer Collection Books 1-4 contains three audiobooks and one novella from an award-winning cozy mystery series as well as two never-seen-before bonus epilogues. If you like lighthearted humor, eccentric characters, and a peek behind the veil of high-society wedding celebrations, then you’ll love Laura Durham’s bridal bonanza.Buy Annabelle Archer Collection Books 1-4 to uncork a series of fun whodunits today!Contains the books:Better Off WedFor Better or HearseDead RingerReview to a KillPlus two never-seen-before bonus epilogues! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephanie Spicer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/161369/bk_acx0_161369_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Genesis 26-50: Audio Lectures features top Old Testament scholar Tremper Longman III teaching through the book of Genesis in 47 engaging and challenging lessons. Based on Longman's Genesis commentary in The Story of God Bible Commentary series, these lessons offer a clear and compelling introduction to the entire book of Genesis, guiding viewers in creatively and faithfully living out its message in their own contexts. Longman's story-centric approach is ideal for formal and informal students alike and for everyone who wants to better understand Genesis in today's world. Genesis 26-50: Audio Lectures is part of the Zondervan Scholar Series, which is dedicated to bringing expert teaching from world's best biblical scholars and theologians directly to interested learners. Genesis 26-50: Audio Lectures offers the chance to learn about one of the Bible's most important books from one of today's premier Old Testament scholars. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tremper Longman III. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/001779/bk_zond_001779_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Genesis 1-25: Audio Lectures features top Old Testament scholar Tremper Longman III teaching through the book of Genesis in 47 engaging and challenging lessons. Based on Longman's Genesis commentary in The Story of God Bible Commentary series, these lessons offer a clear and compelling introduction to the entire book of Genesis, guiding listeners in creatively and faithfully living out its message in their own contexts. Longman's story-centric approach is ideal for formal and informal students alike and for everyone who wants to better understand Genesis in today's world. Genesis 1-25: Audio Lectures is part of the Zondervan Scholar series, which is dedicated to bringing expert teaching from the world's best biblical scholars and theologians directly to interested learners. Learn about one of the Bible's most important books from one of today's premier Old Testament scholars. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tremper Longman III. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/001780/bk_zond_001780_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn the Incredible Story of '90s Basketball Superstar Hakeem Olajuwon! In Hakeem Olajuwon: The Remarkable Story of One of '90s Basketball's Greatest Centers, you'll read about the inspirational story of basketball's premier center, Hakeem Olajuwon. Hakeem Olajuwon broke the record books during his incredible NBA career. In an age filled with greats like Michael Jordan, Karl Malone, Patrick Ewing, Reggie Miller and John Stockton, Hakeem played in one of the most exciting eras of modern basketball. The Houston Rockets won two championships during Hakeem's time with the Rockets. A hall of famer, Hakeem Olajuwon had one of the most infamous signature moves that basketball has ever seen. The 'Dream Shake' was equally as deadly a shot as Tim Duncan's bank shot that we have all grown up watching. Here is a preview of what is inside this book: Early Life and Childhood College Years at University of Houston Hakeem's NBA Career Olajuwon's Personal Life Impact on Basketball and Beyond Hakeem Olajuwon's Legacy 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Clem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/025392/bk_acx0_025392_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With over 800,000 copies in print, If Only He Knew by best-selling author Gary Smalley has long been esteemed as one of the premier books on marriage for men. Smalley helps men understand their wives and meet their needs in order to establish a loving, thriving relationship that will last a lifetime. Newly revised and expanded to reflect up-to-date research and the current cultural landscape for today's modern audience, this book is the perfect guide for husbands who want to love their wives and strengthen their marriages in a way like never before. Using humorous and touching illustrations from his own life, as well as case histories and biblical examples, Gary Smalley maps a blueprint to a better marriage that will have a deep and lasting impact on men and their wives. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Maurice England. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/001321/bk_zond_001321_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.